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Federal (USA)


Levi Clark Bootes

(1809 - 1896)

Home State: District Of Columbia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st and 6th United States Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Service summary:
Pvt and Sergt, Company F, US Mounted Rifles, 19 June 1846 to 25 July 1848;
Brevet 2nd Lt, 6th US Infantry, 28 June 1848;
2nd Lt 28 Sept 1848;
1st Lt 9 June 1853;
Capt 5 June 1860 (at Ft. Yuma, AZ in 1860 census);
Major, 17th US Infantry 20 Oct 1863;
Transferred to 26th US Infantry 21 Sept 1866;
Unassigned 15 Mar 1869;
Assigned to 20th US Infantry 15 Dec 1870;
Lt Colonel 25th US Infantry 1 Jan 1871;
Retired 7 Oct 1874;

Cited: Brevetted Major 1 July 1862 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Malvern Hill Va; Lt Col 13 Dec 1862 for the battle of Fredericksburg Va, and Col 2 July 1863 for the battle of Gettysburg, Pa.

References & notes

Sources: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.; and
Research Notes from the Hayden Library, Arizona State University


12/8/1809; Washington, DC


4/18/1896; Wilmington, DE; burial in Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, DE